Live Acoustic Music Near Exeter, New Hampshire

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are many house concerts being held in and around the Exeter area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Exeter host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Exeter area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

May 30, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 4, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 11, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 18, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 27, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 12, 2020
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Exeter, NH

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
The Greenhouse studio (Gilford)
Three Pork Hill (Ossipee)

Listening Rooms

The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Square Root Café (Boston)


Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Franklin Opera House (Franklin)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)
West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)